Merchandiser - Monsoon (12 month FTC)

Ref: MON09981
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Merchandising
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, offering key training courses and promotion opportunities. We have issued over £250K worth of grants to our Charity partners, through our Monsoon Accessorize Trust. The Trust allows us to support 19 projects currently and “give back to the communities we trade in”. We are a strong brand with many talented people in the business, along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

We’re looking for an experienced Merchandiser to join our Monsoon Merchandising team for a 12 Month FTC. This role heads up Footwear, Licensing, Gifts and Bags.

What will you do as a Merchandiser?

Drive profit and growth through efficient stock management using sales and buying plans whilst reinforcing the brand. Plan, and effectively manage stock levels in order to, maximise profit through sales; managing markdowns & promotions.

Key Responsibilities

Planning and Design

  • Creating seasonal sales and buying plans that will maximise commercial opportunity.
  • Ensuring a balanced range is bought.
  • Advising buyers on quantities of products.
  • Constantly reviewing sales and stock against plan & last year to identify areas of risk and opportunity.
  • Re-forecasts sales for relevant product areas in order to monitor OTB and terminal stock levels.
  • Suggests appropriate sales strategy, in line with trading conditions and business objectives.
  • Reviewing systems capability to highlight areas that can be enhanced and implements upgrades in line with department needs.

Team Support

  • Work closely with Buyer and Designer to develop and build category strategy.
  • Supports the merchandising team in creating seasonal sales and buying plans that will maximise commercial opportunities.

People and Talent Management

  • Plan induction for new employees.
  • Support Head of Merchandising to ensure company/department information is communicated effectively to team through weekly huddles, team meetings etc.
  • Coach and Develop team members.
  • Identify team training needs.
  • Carry out appraisals, PDR’s and PDP’s.

What will you need to succeed as a Merchandiser?

  • A proven track record in multi-product within a Womenswear brand.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify key market products trends and emerging opportunities in line with customer profile
  • Experience of managing a team, overseeing product direction, and managing sign offs and working cross functionally

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent. You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Merchandiser, please apply via our internal portal on our website

We look forward to hearing from you.



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